motherhood

the last bastion of the renaissance woman.

Deliverance

On this day five years ago, I was laboring to give birth to my son, Ephraim. It was a three day event. I birthed him at home. It was wonderful and painful. It was probably the closest I will ever get to understanding real pain. It was excrutiating. It was painful...

the darkness is only the night

Sometimes I get caught up in the darkness. I whine and complain and get lost in all of the Bad Things. I was alright until this afternoon, and then I just got swallowed up and couldn't even see anything. Storms were raging and clouds were boiling and thunder and...

More Than Conquerors

I am taking part in a worldwide campaign to share a celebration of Easter and how Jesus Christ has changed the world. This is a slightly edited version of something I wrote last year. In the midst of my wondering about life and death and Joy--I came to the conclusion...

my little secrets

I have a confession to make. I have lots of little secrets. And I think I should share them. That way you know if you still want to be friends. My oldest son likes to eat Funfetti cake mix out of the box mixed with water. I confess that I don't care. I mean, he's...

one year.

It has officially been one year since the spinal meningitis and I am celebrating! It is also my daughter's birthday tomorrow and Australia Day, so it's a triple celebration. I thought it would be appropriate to write a blog post commemorating the event. So I sat down...

missing christmas and lot’s wife

We are now in the house with no stairs and it is absolutely beautiful and I am really still wondering how we got here. But, something's missing. My husband was trying to make me feel better tonight when he said, "You have it all, Misty. The house is wonderful, no...

our pearl harbor

I hesitated to write this post. I almost didn't, but I feel like part of the reason I keep this blog is to keep myself very honest. And thinking about war and what started it and how people got through it today, I just felt like I needed to say something. Even though...

christmas angels: a presentation with music

A long time ago, when I was much younger, I was often put in charge of things, like Relief Society Christmas Programs. It was fun. It's been a long time since anyone has trusted me with running a program at church. I think they are scared of me. Or maybe they have...

all at once, everything is different….

Okay, well, my life is a roller coaster of fun. When last we visited (before I got on my homeschooling sassy pants!), I was talking about moving to a home with no stairs and how we were pretty sure we found our fashionably colored home. Well, you are in for a treat,...

humble pie

Well, first of all, I have to declare how amazing I am because I learned this very week that regular popcorn can be popped in the microwave with nothing more than a paper bag and a smile on your face. We have been having so much fun. I also add a small, small mini...